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Trash Dance

Sometimes inspiration can be found in the most unexpected places.

Videos

Trash Dance - trailer

Overview

Genre
Culture, Portrait, Arts, and Human Interest
Synopsis

Sometimes inspiration can be found in unexpected places. Choreographer
Allison Orr finds beauty and grace in garbage trucks, and in the men and
women who pick up our trash. Filmmaker Andrew Garrison follows Orr as
she joins city sanitation workers on their daily routes to listen, learn, and
ultimately to convince them to collaborate in a unique dance performance.
Hard working, often carrying a second job, their lives are already full with
work, family and dreams of their own. But some step forward, and after
months of rehearsal, two dozen trash collectors and their trucks perform
an extraordinary spectacle. On an abandoned airport runway, thousands of
people show up to see how in the world a garbage truck can "dance."

Stage
finished
Running time
68 minutes

Credits

  • Andrew Garrison ... Producer/Director/Director of Photography
  • Angela K. Pires ... Editor
  • Graham Reynolds ... Composer
  • Tom Hammond ... Sound Design
  • Deb Lewis ... 2nd Unit Principal Photography
  • Steve Mims ... 2nd Unit Principal Photography
  • Nancy Schiesari ... 2nd Unit Principal Photography
  • Karlo Montaño ... Sound Recordist
  • Steve Degennaro ... Sound Recordist

Production Details

Country
United States
Years of Production
2008-2012
Locations
Austin, TX

Distribution Details

Release year
2012
Festivals
SXSW World Premiere, Atlanta, Sarasota, Full Frame
Awards
Special Jury Recognition, SXSW; Audience Award- Best Feature- Full Frame 2012; Audience Award-Best Feature, AFI/Silverdocs 2012; Audience Award Best Feature Doc, Santa Fe Film Festival, 2013, Green Fire Best Film Award, American Conservation Film Festival
Distribution
in discussion
Language
English
Subtitles
Yes

Photos

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